Nicholas Thayer of West Tisbury died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 14. He was 63.

Nicholas was born Dec. 15, 1951 in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to parents John and Imogen Thayer.

He served as a primary school art teacher at Milton Academy in Milton for nearly 20 years. As an artist he was a vital part of the Night Heron cooperative gallery in Vineyard Haven, as well as a teacher at Featherstone Center of the Arts and a board member for the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School.

Nicholas is survived by his wife Nina, three children, six grandchildren and his extended family on the Vineyard and beyond.

Details on his celebration of life and a full obituary will follow in a future edition of the Gazette.